Bought the cross trainer as I didn't want to return to the gym. I already had a weight bench in my studio so this was a good addition to the set up. The trainer itself is solid, durable and sturdy and the stride length is perfect for me. My training consists of three to four 25 minute sessions a week and I feel this is enough for me. Overall very happy for the price I'm giving it 5 stars because it feels almost the same as the machines I used to use in the gym.